Press Releases

08/04/14 | Friday evening’s votes in the House of Representatives – to expedite deportations for Central American children fleeing violence and end DACA – cemented Republicans’ lurch to the far right on immigration.  Spanish language media closely monitored the proceedings and as all can see, the Republican Party’s antics are on full display. La Opinión, the nation’s […] | Read More »

08/04/14 | Last Minute Election-Year “Conversion” Won’t Make Up for Years of Anti-Immigrant Voting  Where to begin? The political circus that was last week’s House GOP vote on its border bill and DREAMer deportation amendment was as dysfunctional as it was absurd. Yes, Republicans voted once again to deport DREAMers back to countries they hardly know and […] | Read More »

08/02/14 | Scorecard Zeroes in on the 12 Most Vulnerable Republicans House Democrats are continuing their efforts to demand a vote on immigration reform and House Republicans are continuing to block action while promising to one day address the issue.  The disconnect between Republicans’ rhetorical support for immigration reform and their actual legislative record is vast, and is a problem of […] | Read More »

08/01/14 | America’s Voice Responds to Tonight’s House Votes Following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in response to tonight’s votes on immigration and child refugee issues in the U.S. House of Representatives: How pathetic.  With today’s votes, the House Republicans have completed their lurch to the far right on immigration.  They […] | Read More »

08/01/14 | Advocates and DREAMers React to Legislative Developments and Discuss Expectations for Executive Action Ahead With the debate over how to handle the current humanitarian emergency at the U.S. border still very much in flux, many are left speculating what this means going forward and how this will impact potential executive action down the road. On […] | Read More »

07/31/14 | Following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, responding to today’s developments in the House of Representatives: The House of Representatives is going to stay in town to toughen up and try to pass anti-immigrant measures?  Lord help us.  Only in the whacky world of the GOP would measures to fast-track […] | Read More »

07/29/14 | House GOP Made Child Refugee Debate an Immigration Debate – So Senate Should Insist on CIR as Part of Any Conference on House Plan With House Republicans today introducing a new deportation-focused proposal for dealing with Central American refugee kids and continuing to mistakenly blame DACA for the rise in refugees, Senate Democrats should use […] | Read More »

07/29/14 | New PRRI Poll: Americans View Central American Kids Fleeing Violence as Refugees Deserving Full & Fair Proceedings; Sonia Nazario Provides Reminder on “The Daily Show” Why We Must “Do the Right Thing” Take five minutes to read this poll and watch this TV clip, and you’ll get a sense for how Americans are viewing the […] | Read More »

07/28/14 | Cory Gardner Doubles Down on Anti-Immigrant Stance By Criticizing Senate Immigration Bill Supported by 70% of Coloradans  With immigration reform legislation laid to rest at the feet of House Republicans, national Latino and Asian groups released a score card Monday to grade members of the House of Representatives on their immigration voting record in the […] | Read More »

07/28/14 | After Blocking Immigration Reform, GOP on Verge of Blocking Resources for Border Emergency As Congress enters its last week of the July work period, the contrast between both parties could not be clearer.  On all things immigration-related, Republicans seem hell-bent on blocking the President and Democrats at every turn.  This will make it clear to […] | Read More »

07/25/14 | Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Immigration Experts and Advocates Discuss State of Play in Congress, Administration On today’s weekly Office Hours press briefing, Congressman Luis Gutierrez and immigration reform advocates discussed the state of play on policy reforms in Congress and the Administration. While the Obama Administration continues to take steps to address the child refugee […] | Read More »

07/25/14 | The current humanitarian crisis at the border has exposed House Republicans, yet again, for the obstructionists that they are. After bearing the responsibility for squandering the best chance for comprehensive immigration reform in decades, they are once again building up to do nothing. Yesterday, Steve Benen called out Speaker of the House John Boehner on […] | Read More »

07/24/14 | Republicans are busy exploiting the unaccompanied child refugee crisis to advance measures that crack down on immigrants and refugees.  From blaming Dreamers and DACA to gutting the Child Tax Credit (CTC), Republicans seem determined to follow Rahm Emanuel’s infamous counsel: “you never let a serious crisis go to waste.” The following is a statement from […] | Read More »

07/24/14 | We’ve been warning the GOP for years, but they didn’t listen.  Today, we are highlighting the GOP’s demographic demise in Colorado with a mock obituary, which will run as an online ad in the Aurora Sentinel.  View the ad online here. After the 2012 election, in which Barack Obama trounced Mitt Romney among Latino voters […] | Read More »

07/23/14 | The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, with respect to the current Congressional debate regarding Central American children who are seeking safety at our border. As the House Working Group’s recommendations released today make clear, Republicans are hell bent on tying any supplemental appropriations to changes in the 2008 […] | Read More »

07/22/14 | Immigration Groups Mark One Year Since Colorado Congressman Said “The Time for Comprehensive Immigration Reform is Now,” Then Ran Away One year ago today, the Denver Post ran an op-ed from Rep. Mike Coffman (R, CD-4) where the previously anti-immigrant congressman began to change his tune and called for immediate action on comprehensive immigration reform. […] | Read More »

07/22/14 | The Same Game Plan Used by the Republicans on Every Immigration Debate  When it comes to addressing the ongoing child refugee crisis at the border, Republicans and their allies have solidified a strategy of trying to score political points, driving memes that are fact-free, and then ending with a flourish of inaction.  See below for […] | Read More »

07/21/14 | Amidst continued calls from the GOP for shotgun proceedings that would result in expedited deportations of all but a handful of child refugees, a series of opinion pieces challenge our leaders and our nation to respond with the ideals of fairness and compassion, and a number of news pieces lay out the risks associated with […] | Read More »